What is the METCO Program?
METCO Inc. is the service provider to the Metropolitan Boston METCO programs . The METCO program has approximately 3,300 students from Boston and Springfield who attend public schools in the participating communities. Funded by the State Legislature under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76; 12A and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the METCO program is the second oldest voluntary inter-district school assignment program in the country dedicated to increasing diversity and reducing racial isolation.
Mission of the METCO Program
Our mission is to provide students with educational opportunities designed to enrich their academic, personal and interpersonal experiences. It is our belief that the METCO experience should provide a strong academic foundation, as well as an environment rich in cultural, educational, ethnic and racial diversity.
METCO in Walpole
Walpole Public Schools has been a proud participant in the METCO program since the 1970's. The Walpole METCO Program is committed to making sure that each METCO student finds their intellectual identities while developing the social capital necessary to expand their horizons. Enrollment is based on annual program funding, available seating, and completion of the intake process.
What makes the Walpole METCO program special?
- Diversity awareness and education program participation
- Caring and qualified METCO staff
- Walpole METCO Parent Advisory Leadership Board
- Extensive extracurricular programs including various sports, drama, music, clubs, and academics at all levels
- Breakfast available for all elementary METCO students
- Onsite tutoring and off – site tutoring referrals
- SAT Prep programs